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Lavish Embroidered Hikizuri
  • Due to weight, this will be sent by courier, e.g. Evri
  • A black hikizuri kimono, also known as a susohiki kimono. With sumptuously embroidered, large butterflies. The black has little senmen (the paper parts of folding fans) in the weave
  • A hikizuri kimono is for dance performance, with fuku-eri (deep backed collar) and slight padding in the hem, to helps it lie elegantly on the floor. It will have been worn with the hem trailing.
  • I think this is silk; the Japanese person I bought it from said it was silk with a synthetic lining, so I think the outer fabric is silk, but I’m not 100% certain I didn’t want to cut any off to test it.
  • It is in excellent condition, though you can see it has been used, as there are traces of white geisha make up on the inside of the red date-eri (the removable inner layer at the collar edge), but that doesn’t show when it is on
  • Awashe (fully lined) kimono
  • Made and bought in Japan.
  • The Japanese take great pains to store their traditional garments with the utmost care, which is why they stay in such exceptional condition. Some of my Japanese garments have large, white stitching (shitsuke) round the edges. The Japanese put these stitches in to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment
  • **If shown with a sash, the sash is not included; for display purposes only, to let you see it closed, however, all kimono require an obi or some sort of sash to hold them closed; these are always bought separately. Think of it like a skirt and blouse, you can't wear either on its own, you buy them separately and mix and match
  • Note - Kimono collars are worn folded in, in half, at the neck. Most need folded when put on, some have a press stud at the neck, some are stitched already folded down
  • Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only
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    Condition:
    Excellent

    Measurements:
    Sleeve end to sleeve end 132 cm
    Sleeve seam to sleeve seam 65 cm
    Length 176 cm
    Weight approx. 2 kilo


    If shown modelled, the woman in the photos is 125 cm from wrist to wrist. The sash she is wearing with the kimono is not included, it’s just to let you see it closed but kimonos do need an obi or wide sash to hold them closed
    Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge from the measurements given

Lavish Embroidered Hikizuri

SKU: wgk3
£179.00 Regular Price
£152.15Sale Price
  • Kimono require a sash to hold them closed. This is always bought separately. Men usually wear a kaku obi with their kimono or, casually at home, a soft heko obi

    Sizing: Japanese clothing is usually of adjustable fit, being mostly wrap-over or tie-to-fit items, so most garments fit a range of sizes. Because of this (and only really knowing my own size anyway) I can't really advise anyone on the fit. Please judge fit from the measurements given. Check length given for the garment, then measure from base of back of your neck down to judge that length on you
    Also measure from centre back of neck, along shoulder and down the arm to the wrist, then double that and compare it with the sleeve end measurement to judge sleeve length

    Some of my garments have white stitching (shitsuke) round the outside edges to keep the edges flat during long periods of storage, these stitches just get pulled out before wearing the garment

    Cleaning: Be very cautious about washing kimonos. All cleaning is done entirely at your own risk, as is standard with all vintage garments and items. I would advise only dry cleaning

    Colour: Please be aware that different monitors display colour slightly differently. Therefore the colour in the photos and description is a guide only

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